Future State Kara Zor-El, Superwoman #2
Written by Marguerite Bennett
Art by Marguerite Sauvage
Letters by Wes Abbott
The Rundown: The alien Kimara, battles Kara in order to gain access to Lynari in an attempt to gain a valuable relic.
Kimara wants the Starfall Jewel from Lynari as atonement for the murder of her family members. As Lynari is under Kara’s protection, Kimara finds herself in battle with Superwoman. As we learn the history of Lynari’s people, a new side of Kara emerges. In order to prevent a catastrophe, Lynari must take control of her situation and face Kimara head on.
The Story: Marguerite Bennett crafts a tale of the opposing emotions of despair and hope. Superwoman becoming the catalyst of a significant change is inspiring, yet sad. It gives the reader a sense of humanity’s struggle to endure hardships while maintaining joy.
The Art: Bright, colorful, pastel panels fill this issue. It’s a dizzying array of pinks, purples, and light blue. There is definitely an airy, feminine whimsy that belies the seriousness of the subject. It makes for an interesting juxtaposition.